The woman hailed an Uber cab after she reportedly failed to get an ambulance.

Delhi woman to name her child Uber after giving birth in cab Image source: Uber/Facebook
news Saturday, December 12, 2015 - 10:29

Online Taxi aggregator Uber, which had grabbed headlines for several wrong reasons this year especially with their drivers, finally seems to have news worth smiling about. 

A Delhi woman has reportedly decided to name her baby boy Uber after she recently gave birth to her child in an Uber cab, with help from the driver as well. 

According to a report in The Times of India, the pregnant woman hired an Uber cab on Thursday night after she failed to get an ambulance even after several attempts.

The driver, Shahnawaz, said that the woman hailed from Devli in south Delhi and was with two other women. She called and asked him to take her to a government hospital. 

Though he was driving the women to the Safdarjung hospital, he had to stop midway. "The woman was writhing in pain and her friends did not know what to do," Shahnawaz told TOI. 

He and the two women then helped the woman deliver the baby inside the cab. Describing the night, he said, "I pulled out the towels from the seats and poured some drinking water into a bowl. The child was born within minutes and I was really happy to see that he was responding."

Soon after, he rushed the woman to the hospital. "He picked me up, put me on a stretcher and dragged it into the hospital," the woman told the newspaper. 

"The doctors asked if I was her husband. I narrated the entire incident after which they congratulated me. This was one of the happiest moment of my life," Shahnawaz added.

The TOI report adds that the woman wants Shahnawaz to name her child and that on Sunday, at a ceremony, he will name the boy Uber.


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